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Band Photos And How To Not Screw Them Up

Band Photos And How To Not Screw Them Up

Matt Bacon May 21, 2017 0

So one thing that I think a lot of bands struggle with, even if they don’t want to admit it is the all important band photo. Band photos are the sort of thing most

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How To Not Be Corny On Social Media

How To Not Be Corny On Social Media

Matt Bacon May 20, 2017 0

So an issue I’ve been running into lately and that I’ve had to talk to a lot of bands about is figuring out how to help bands avoid corniness in their social media posts.

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The Death Of DIY Venues

The Death Of DIY Venues

Matt Bacon May 15, 2017 0

So as you may be aware, I live up here in Brooklyn. Just across the bridge in north Jersey there used to be a venue called the Meatlocker. I say used to be because

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What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

Matt Bacon May 14, 2017 0

So earlier this month I wrote an article about the “Main dude” in a band and how that can impact band dynamics. It got quite a bit of traction, especially, I noticed, among main

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Things Take Time

Things Take Time

Matt Bacon May 13, 2017 0

Things take time, there is no other way around it. In the music industry when you routinely have to go through two or three people just to get anything done you simply have to

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Beer, Bars And Bands

Beer, Bars And Bands

Matt Bacon May 5, 2017 0

One of the things I find interesting about the music industry is the connection between bars and music. When I started trying to do this for real I didn’t process that I would be

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Having A Main Dude And Band Dynamics

Having A Main Dude And Band Dynamics

Matt Bacon May 4, 2017 0

I wanted to revisit a theme from last weeks set of articles – the concept of the “main dude”. For the uninitiated the “main dude” is the guy who does most of the important

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Do People Even Care?

Do People Even Care?

Matt Bacon May 3, 2017 0

So today I received an interesting question from a client texting me about the future of their band. While the context was certainly rather specific what it boiled down to, as far as I

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Dealing With The Main Dude In Indie Bands

Dealing With The Main Dude In Indie Bands

Matt Bacon April 29, 2017 0

One thing that I’ve seen a lot of bands struggle with is the phenomenon of there being a ‘main dude’. You might try to disavow this, saying that in your band everyone participates equally

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Finding The People Who Make You Money

Finding The People Who Make You Money

Matt Bacon April 29, 2017 0

One thing that I don’t think a lot of people in music seem to understand is targeting where the money is. People seem content to jut hit the same generic local punk markets utterly

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